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Salt House

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 1073990)



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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "It was perfect - we are already booked to come back next year ."

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you loved the property and your stay! Thank you so much again for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back next year! Kinds Regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2022

  • "Salt House was fantastic!"

    Great location just a short walk to St Ives, beautiful house with loads of space for the family and incredible views of the ocean. There was a small issue with the hot water on the first couple of days which had been raised by a previous tenant and could have been addressed before our stay. However the property manager arranged for an engineer to come out quickly and resolve the issue. All in all, we had a brilliant stay and we definitely hope to book Salt House again at some point in the future.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you found the house fantastic! and had a brilliant stay. We are very sorry you experienced an issue with the hot water. Our heating engineer had sought to address this problem, and therefore we are sorry the problem returned during your stay. We are pleased to have now fully resolved this. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdamApr 2022

  • "The house is beautiful and very comfortable and we had a brilliant, multi generational stay to celebrate Grandma's birthday."

    However, we had an issue with the hot water supply. If you were 4th in the shower it would be cold. We figured out staggered shower times very quickly so this isn’t a complaint just something to be aware of.

    Dear Mrs George, Thank you for your feedback, it is important to us. We are so pleased to hear you all had a brilliant week! Best Regards The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2022

  • "The salt house was perfect the location was lovely the views were amazing the ..."

    The salt house was perfect the location was lovely the views were amazing the house had everything you you could have asked for and more

    Reviewed by MaggieApr 2022

  • "Property is truly amazing in every way."

    The only thing that could have improved our stay would have been a later departure time on the Saturday.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had a lovely stay and loved the property as much as we do! We appreciate your comments regarding departure times and are pleased to say that we are now in a position to extend these again, as advertised. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, The Carbis Bay Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2022

  • "From the moment we arrived the property exceeded every expectation The views were stunning,the quality and comfort of all aspects of the accommodation were exceptional and the facilities and equipment were plentiful."

    As a result we were able to enjoy our holiday from start to finish

    Dear Mr Tomkinson, We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable stay at Salt House; its is a truly stunning property. We hope to invite you back in the very near future. Kind Regards, Owner Relations, Carbis bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "From the moment we stepped out of our car and opened the gate we walked down the stairs to the front of the house,we were wowed!"

    !! It was like something you see of television.. the view of the sea throughout the whole house was breathtaking,sunrises everyday , the baths ..showers were out of this world .. the games were a big bonus too .. and the torches were handy in an evening.. the spa passes . A lovely walk down to the beach but very steep if back ..not recommended I'm unsteady on your feet .. parking at Carbis Bay beach is now £20. A day tiny carpark as the hotel since we've come has taken alot of the space but..thats my only moan. We saw seals at Carbis in the evening and the bar we had cocktails.. very stunning house unfortunately we looked into next year same date but no way can we pay more than double we paid this year its quite shocking how the price has jumped from £3.000.00 to over £7.000.00!!!

    We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed the stay at Salt House. Unfortunately next year’s pricing is determined as a cause of the demand shown for the property. We do hope you’ll be able to stay with us again soon. The Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2021

  • "The house was amazing!"

    It’s the second time we’ve stayed there due to the layout, location, fantastic facilities, the house is so well equipped and the spa is a great addition too.

    Dear Joanne, We would like to thank you for taking the opportunity to submit feedback. We look forward to inviting you back in the future. Kind Regards, Carbis Bay Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2021

  • "After some 15 years of visiting this area, Salt House stands out as a real beauty; the view, grounds and rooms are fantastic."

    Everything we needed was here and the thought behind equipping the kitchen is very impressive; a bonus when restaurants busy :-) The perpetually changing panorama visible from the lounge and bedrooms has been a treat, balm for the soul. We love this house and hope to return. Thanks and best wishes ***********(signature)

    The Hennessy'sApr 2021

  • "We had a lovely Christmas, we all remembered the house being built years ago, and it was very interesting to be able to stay there for some days."

    Thanks to Kerry the housekeeper, and also the cleaners, for the care and attention that they took in preparing the Salt House for us. It was all in excellent condition and certainly surpassed our expectations, which was a real pleasure. I .S.

    TestimonialJan 2021

  • "This has to be one of the most lovely places we’ve ever stayed in!"

    The house is just awesome and we have totally enjoyed being here. The most relaxing, chilled out week, it’s hard to go home! Already booked again for next year. Thank you!! The Cunninghams

    TestimonialOct 2020

  • "Salt House is grand, Waking up to amazing views and perfect for our retreat this year."

    No doubt we will return here / St Ives and Cornwall again! Sall family

    TestimonialOct 2020

  • "Fabulous family holiday setting in a wonderful house."

    Space, views, luxury-everything you could wish for. Made loads of memories here. It did not disappoint.

    TestimonialSep 2020

  • "Should’ve been holidaying with our friends on the Mediterranean cruise and a trip to Lake Garda."

    The Salt House has not let us down. Fabulous holiday in lovely Saint Ives-a place we have visited many times before. Well be back again!! BTW-Fabulous well stocked kitchen-everything you could possibly need!! Sue and Steve

    TestimonialSep 2020

  • "What a fabulous place great views and walks, just the best house to spend a week with good friends."


    TestimonialSep 2020

  • "Absolute heaven!"

    Couldn’t have asked for a better home location or views. Perfect for our family holiday altogether for the first time - thank you xxx The Stuters

    TestimonialAug 2020

  • "Our third visit to the Salt House and we love it."

    We were especially excited to come to the coast. The Papps

    TestimonialAug 2020

  • "Wow! Truly amazing property in every way - bliss and sanctuary can’t wait to return!"

    TestimonialJul 2020

  • ""A gorgeous, relaxing place to stay with fabulous light and amazing views over the bay."

    Everything about the house was high quality, including the decor, furniture, fittings and accessories. All rooms and bathrooms were of a generous size and easily accommodate a party of ten. Close proximity to both Carbis Bay and St Ives makes this a great location. Would definitely recommend Salt House as a fabulous holiday venue!"
    Rachel Hutchinson

    ReviewNov 2019

  • ""We couldn’t have asked for more at Salt House."

    This house and the location exceeded our expectations and we would all most certainly go back again. A dream property that I would love to own myself! The only reason we didn’t score a perfect 5 stars is that there were a few minor problems with malfunctioning TVs, media, bulbs and hot water on day 1. They could have been checked during changeover. However, the housekeeper and other staff were very friendly and sorted most of the problems out while we were there. Otherwise it was just the most idyllic holiday."
    Daniel O’Hara

    ReviewAug 2019

  • "“Beautiful house, with the most amazing views."

    We all had a really lovely time on our first trip to Cornwall. Thank you, x, “ The Smith family

    TestimonialJun 2019

  • "“Amazing house, great views, great location, ideal for a 40th Birthday family holiday."

    ” Turnbull family

    TestimonialMay 2019

  • "“Had a wonderful week ‘en famille’ Plenty of space for all of us."

    Thank you!”

    TestimonialApr 2019

  • "“Kerrie, Marie and the team at Carbis Bay Holidays thank you for making us feel welcome & Salt House comfortable & clean."

    Fantastic house, fantastic views + fantastic area to explore. We’ll certainly plan to come again! We leave with memories made.” The Michaels family x5 The Barnailes family x2, Gloucestershire and Basel, Switzerland

    TestimonialApr 2019

  • ""Thoroughly recommend Salt House."

    A superb, spacious, modern house with wonderful views over Carbis Bay. Very well equipped and has everything you need for a perfect holiday."
    Bernice Michaels

    ReviewApr 2019

  • ""We stayed at Salt House and I can honestly say it is the best place I have ever stayed in during all my years of holidaying."

    The property was modern and high spec and the bathrooms were fantastic. The views from all rooms in the property were to die for. Just beautiful." The Jackson Family

    TestimonialMar 2019

  • "“Yet another wonderful stay here in The Salt House, fast becoming our annual favourite."

    Definitely recommend The Firehouse & Thai Tapas in St Ives and walk to Godrevy to see the seals, can’t wait to return.” Thompsons, Mauboys & Challenges, Portishead.

    TestimonialFeb 2019

  • ""For me the best way to sum up our week … when we dream of houses we dream of this."

    Thank you so much! The most amazing house. We have loved every moment." The Simons and Richardsons

    TestimonialFeb 2019

  • "“Beautiful house in a beautiful area."

    Everything we would have wished for. Even the weather was kind to us…mostly” The ‘Miles’ Family

    TestimonialDec 2018

  • "“Beautiful house, beautiful location, beautiful holiday and beautiful memories made xxx” Webster, Tang and Young Clan!"

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "“Amazing house – whatever the weather!"

    Dan & Jackie It has been perfect” Happy 60th lovely Dad! All the Bucunells x x x FAB-U-LOUS! Jane Derek (AKA the Birthday Boy!)” Walls & Bucunell’s Holiday

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • ""What a fantastic house to have a Cornish adventure!"

    A fabulous experience with the entire family and the perfered spot for both beaches." The Peirson Family

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "“Fantastic time love this house."

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • "“Fab house and a wonderful 5 days in this lovely place."

    TestimonialSep 2018

  • ""A wonderful family holiday."

    When I got to the house I was so excited because of how luxurious it was. The house and views were spectacular. Great accessibility to nearby beaches. Fantastic memorable holiday!" Palmers & Porters Families

    TestimonialAug 2018

  • "28 July 2018 “Super space for 9 of us."

    All had a great week’s holiday at a lovely location, would return to this house again, recommend it to anyone.” Paul Wright and Family

    TestimonialJul 2018

  • ""I love Salt House."

    It is so wonderful. Love to stay here again or to live!" Suri Family

    TestimonialJul 2017

  • ""Just a quick note to thank you for a fabulous stay in your wonderful property in St Ives."

    My wife and I and our friends had a memorable time celebrating my 60th birthday. We hope to stay again sometime in the future and will be recommending it to all our friends and family." The Ponting Family

    TestimonialJun 2017

  • ""Wonderful family holiday."

    4 generations, perfect home for special times to remember." The Beckett Family

    TestimonialMay 2017

  • ""We loved the location and found the views quite therapeutic!"

    The use of the spa was a bonus!" The Millar and Greens

    TestimonialApr 2017

  • "“Salt house is a unique and very impressive property."

    It is beautifully presented throughout with outstanding attention to detail and quality. Guests will no doubt appreciate the overall space and layout of the property, beautiful furniture in all rooms, and far reaching sea views. This house easily achieved its five star, gold award.” Visit England

    TestimonialMar 2017

  • ""Featured in Look in Lifestyle Magazine “St Ives” feature “We enjoyed walking down the pathway from Salt House to Porthminster Beach Café, for a stunning meal with an equally stunning view."

    TestimonialFeb 2017

  • ""Featured In Cornwall Today Magazine “Room with a View” feature “Salt House is perfect for holidays with family and friends."

    TestimonialDec 2016

  • ""Featured in Coast Magazine “Best British Breaks” feature “Ideal for multi-generational holidays or large groups of friends."

    TestimonialOct 2016

  • ""Featured in Cornwall Living Magazine “Coastal Escapes” feature “Salt House is a spectacular, award winning exclusive retreat."

    TestimonialAug 2016

  • "“Thank you, Thank you!"

    We’ve had the time of our lives, thanks to the wonderful hospitality and welcome that we have received at the Salt House. Everything was perfect. Thank you!” Hayes, Comptons, Ventuninis, Rogers, ect

    TestimonialAug 2011

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This property is part of the Carbis Bay Holidays collection.
Escape to a luxury holiday cottage nudging the Cornish coast. Carbis Bay Holidays collection of stylish self-catering accommodation ranges from penthouse apartments overlooking the white-sand beaches of St Ives, to designer country homes a pebble’s throw from the coast.


  • Detached designer house, over three floors, Five bedroom: 3 x king (2 x with free standing bath, 1 x en-suite shower, basin and WC ) 2 x super-king with (zip/ link , can be twin on request), 1 x family bathroom with bath and enclosed shower, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x ground floor WC, Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area, den, seaward facing enclosed landscaped garden with terrace, 2 x seaward facing balconies.
  • Gas central heating, Oven/grill, a large gas hob with wok ring, built-in microwave/combi oven, 2 x integrated larder fridges, freezer, 2 x coffee machines, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with SKY HD including Movies & Sports to lounge and bedrooms 1,2, 3 & 5, Blu Ray DVD players, to bedrooms 1,2, 3 & 5, Denon surround sound music system in the Living area, to stream music from your personal devices, Pure DAB radio with Bluetooth for streaming your own music in all bedrooms, PS4 Pro with selection of games to lounge, DVD's, library of books, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x cot and highchair, 2x toddler’s steps, 2 x potties are provided; we request that guests provide their own cot bedding, Off-road parking for three cars, seaward facing enclosed landscaped garden with terrace, 2 x seaward facing balconies, outside furniture including table, ten chairs and two sun loungers, BBQ, Sorry no Pets, no smoking
  • Shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk
  • Note: Complimentary spa passes are provided for 2 guests at the St Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa
  • The passes include 20% off all spa treatments from Monday to Friday and 20% off food
  • Additional passes can be obtained by separate charge with the hotel
  • Please not that pre-booking is essential for spa treatments
  • The passes also offer use of all leisure facilities at the St Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa
  • Access is valid until 18th June 2023

The property

Set overlooking the bay, in the Treloyhan area, of St Ives, this five-bedroom, detached, designer home, enjoys spectacular sea views from its living area, bedrooms and garden, with the South West Coast Path, St Ives scenic railway and beaches all within a short walk.

Sleeping ten, plus two infants, it offers an idyllic seaside setting for a celebration or to gather the whole family or group for a special occasion.

Set over three floors this designer home offers spacious living areas, stunning feature bathrooms and landscaped gardens all with stunning sea views. At entrance level, a wall of windows and floor to ceiling sliding doors, frame a picture postcard ocean view which flows throughout the whole open plan living area, so whether your cooking, dining or relaxing you can enjoy this fabulous Cornish vista, hi-spec interiors include, Douglas fir flooring, ribbon flame gas fire, contemporary furnishings and original artwork, cosy up with a glass of wine on the large modular sofa, which comfortably seats all guests and soak up the panoramic views sweeping across St Ives Bay to Hayle Towans, taking in Godrevy lighthouse, listening to your favourite music via the Denon surround sound system or enjoy the entertainment on the large 55” Samsung smart television with full Sky HD package, including cinema and sports, alternatively a separate snug is located on the same level, an intimate area to escape the group and challenge family members on a PS4 Pro console.

A large kitchen and dining area is within the large open plan living area, ideal for entertaining and for guests to socialise with the designated chef, a large oak table with comfortable seating for ten, has been perfectly positioned in front of the floor to ceiling glass doors to benefiting from the breath-taking sea views, slide them open and breathe in the fresh sea air, a fabulous setting to entertain or dine in, the Keller designed kitchen, with high gloss units, Corian sink and worksurfaces, boasts simple clean lines and an elegant finish, is well-appointed with everything any chef could desire, take a seat on one of the bar stools at the large island and enjoy a coffee watching the ocean, sliding doors open out from the kitchen to a terrace, with a stone table and two matching bench seats, which make a perfect spot for an alfresco drink, a separate utility room houses a washing machine and dryer. There is a choice of five comfortable bedrooms, three king sized with private en-suites and two rooms fitted with a super-king zip and link bed as standard, which can be arranged as a twin on request, giving lots of sleeping options, all rooms enjoy stunning sea views, the master king sized room and super-king rooms, are located on the garden level and enjoy direct access to the seaward facing decked terrace and garden, the other two king size rooms are located on the first floor with seaward facing private balconies, each is well presented with sumptuously dressed beds in Egyptian cotton, lit by natural light, through windows and offer plenty of storage space. The family bathroom is conveniently located next to the garden level bedrooms, there is a choice of a relaxing long soak in a bath or a refreshing spacious walk-in rain shower, the three king size rooms all enjoy private en-suites, two with a feature free standing bath and a first-floor king room with a rain shower, and additional cloakroom with WC is located on the ground floor. A stunning landscaped garden surrounds the property, accessed from the kitchen via steps and garden level bedrooms, a large paved seaward facing terrace extends the full width of the house, with outdoor furniture set and barbeque for the whole party to dine alfresco, with breath-taking uninterrupted views of St Ives Bay, the garden extends down two further terraces which are laid to lawn, relax soaking up the sun on either of the two sun loungers or enjoy the range of garden games provided, including French cricket.

To the side of the house is a gate which provides easy access to the beautiful coastal path on Hain Walk, which leads to the beaches of St Ives in one direction and Carbis Bay in another within a short walk, this cliffside path offers a fabulous opportunity to spot wildlife, you may even be accompanied by seals or dolphins splashing in the surf, if you’re lucky, Carbis Bay Beach is a slice of paradise with azure waters lapping its golden shores, it has a seasonal lifeguard service, so why not try surfing the waves or enjoying a swim in the blue flag awarded waters, many of St Ives beaches are stunning with white sand and crystal clear waters, an alternative way of touring the surrounding area is by hopping aboard the scenic railway, it runs beside the beaches with sea views all the way.

St Ives is a beautiful traditional Cornish fishing village, surrounded by beaches and set around a pretty arc shaped working harbour, where fisherman land a daily catch of fresh sea food to supply its plethora of cafes and restaurants, some like the Michelin Plate, Porthminster Beach Café, set right on the beach, with a stunning view to match the food, St Ives has inspired many artists and a tour of its galleries and boutiques among its cobbled streets will showcase this or to see famous work visit the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Treat yourself to a night out at Cornwall’s open air theatre, the Minack is dramatically cut out of a Cornish cliff with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, its near Land’s End, so you could grab a selfie by its iconic sign-post first, on your way back stop at the majestic St Michaels Mount, a castle set on its own island near Penzance, at low tide you can even venture out to it on foot via a man-made causeway of granite setts, if seeing Cornwall on television or the big screen inspired your visit many of the historic tin mines, quaint harbours and hidden coves, seen in Poldark, Doc Martin and Fisherman’s Friends to name a few, can be visited, for a little excitement how about walking above the tree tops of a rain forest, via a canopy walkway at the Eden Project near, St Austell. With its feature bathrooms, spacious open plan living areas and glorious garden Salt House has the wow factor and offers the perfect setting for a celebration or special occasion by the Cornish coast.


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About the location


Penzance 6 miles.

One of Cornwall's prettiest harbour towns, St Ives offers narrow streets, tight-packed cottages nestling around the quayside, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum, fabulous beaches, superb shops, a thriving community of artists, great pubs and restaurants and much more. With its semi Bohemian lifestyle and romantic air, it's easy to see why this is the county's premier holiday resort. The surrounding area has much for the visitor to see and do with abundant wildlife, fabulous coastal walks, top quality surfing and the Celtic mysteries of the Land's End Peninsula are all within easy reach. A superb destination!

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There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £1000 for this property.
Salt house is accessed via 15 steps down from the parking area to the front door. . . Bedrooms four and five are fitted with a king-sized zip and link bed as standard, which can be made up to two singles, on request.
Sorry no stag or hen parties or any groups under the age of 25.

SKY TV: The owner is pleased to be able to provide this property with Sky TV, please check the description for the Sky package provided. Please note that the PIN to the Sky box cannot be provided. Therefore there may be viewing restrictions applied during the day as per Ofcom regulations e.g. Watershed limitations. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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